Health Services

The Naval War College has its own Naval Clinic, additionally, TRICARE provides access to many world-class medical treatment facilities in the region, including Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital, and many others a short drive away in Boston.

USNS Mercy anchored off the coast of Padang, during Pacific Partnership 2016
USNS Mercy anchored off the coast of Padang, during Pacific Partnership 2016 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/ Released)160826-N-BB534-014

On Campus Healthcare

Health facilities are available for all military students within the college and for their families at the Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE) and the Newport Hospital. On campus, the college also has an Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) who conducts weekday “sick call,” taking care of minor ailments and referring more severe issues to the nearby clinic for immediate attention or the Newport Hospital after hours.

Health Risk Assessment Program

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Local Healthcare Services

International Military Students

The best time to ask health insurance questions is before you leave your country. It may be possible for your embassy in the United States to add you to their group insurance plan with a U.S. company, and in some cases, even pay for the coverage.

Medical Treatment

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Payment for Treatment/Medical Insurance for Family Members

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Typical private insurance costs in the United States

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Military in Foreign Country

Medical care from a military medical facility is not always without cost. Medical entitlements vary from country to country, and private medical insurance can be very expensive. Each foreign government has entered into a bilateral agreement with the U.S. government regarding medical care of military personnel and their dependents. These agreements are different from country to country, and even change year by year. In many cases, care for known medical or dental problems could be treated in your own country at less personal expense than in the United States. Read this section on Medical Information carefully, and ask questions of your embassy to ensure you have complete answers BEFORE you leave your country.

For international students, the Invitational Travel Orders (ITO) is the only authority for receiving medical entitlements, so it is important for the student to understand the provisions of his/her own ITO. Block 12b of the ITO lists the medical entitlement of the student as well as the entitlement of authorized dependents.